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Android 7.1 update coming to Nexus devices

Google Android 7.1 Nougat coming soon to Nexus devices
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The developer preview version of Android 7.1 Nougat is expected to come out by the end of the year, targeting at least the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, and Pixel C devices.

While there are still many handsets shipping with Android Marshmallow these days and most Android devices capable of running it are still waiting for their Android 7.0 Nougat update, Google Pixel and Pixel XL are set to become the first smartphones to ship with Android 7.1 later this month. However, the most recent Nexus phones and the Pixel C slate are scheduled to get updated as soon as possible.

Google Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, as well as the Pixel C tablet and other devices that would get Android 7.1 Nougat are expected to get the following main improvements: seamless updates, moves (swipe using the fingerprint reader), night light, and "Daydream VR" mode. The minor improvements include better touchscreen performance, support for circular app icons, a new storage manager, and more.

The first Android 7.1 developer preview should become available by the end of the year, while the public release will probably arrive in the first part of 2017. Unfortunately, it is not clear yet if earlier devices like Nexus 9 will also get Android 7.1.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-10- 5 (Update: 2016-10- 5)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.